Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at the result of the GKN/Melrose battle as well as recent numbers from Ferguson, RPC and Glaxo. He also looks ahead to first quarter numbers from Hammerson, currently involved in takeover shenanigans itself.
Tim Evans, professor of business and political economy at Middlesex University, discusses the journey of Labour and why it has created a problem of antisemitism, why the European Arrest Warrant is coming under greater scrutiny by some governments and why London remains the number one centre for global financial services.
James Cameron-Wilson reviews new movies Pacific Rim: Uprising and A Wrinkle in Time, commenting on the extraordinary success of Peter Rabbit, particularly in the United States. He also remarks on the continuing success of The Greatest Showman and how well films with strong female roles and involvement are currently doing.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Chris talks with Jed Rothstein, director of the The China Hustle, about his latest documentary; and best-selling author, Daniel Levitin, shares his top tips on how to organise busy minds from his new book The Organised Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.
Facebook’s CEO finally emerges to discuss the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Nike has a blowout quarter. Dropbox soars on its first day of trading. Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger and David Kretzmann discuss these stories.
Tim Price, director of Price Value Partners, discusses irrational markets from a rational viewpoint, bringing in Trump's tariffs, the backlash against the FANGs, some of MIFID's drabacks, the changing nature of the bond market and why ETFs could cause problems in a downturn.
Steve Caplin looks at the first autonomous vehicle casualty and the woman who almost died from staring at her smartphone. He also looks at the trash-cleaning robot you can control, a combined phone and fidget spinner and the Google Street view Easter Egg.
Graham Spooner, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, looks at the general state of the stock market, as well as numbers from Kingfisher and Micro Focus. He also looks at what we might expect from Ferguson (ex-Wolseley) and United Utilities and SSE.